The Be You Implementation and Reflection Toolkit provides learning communities with a set of resources to support their planning and reflective practices across each of the Be You domains. The toolkit will complement the work you are already doing with Be You in your school or early learning service. The Implementation and Reflection Toolkit is made up of three documents:
The resources in this toolkit are designed to be used within the Be You Implementation Cycle during the ‘Identify your learning community’s needs’ and ‘Monitor, review and improve’ stages.
Implementation and Reflection Tool
The Implementation and Reflection Tool enables your Action Team to reflect on the actions that are already being done in your school or early learning service to build a mentally healthy learning community. The tool is used to capture information about a range of factors, including policies, procedures, pedagogy, physical environment, and other areas which can influence mental health and wellbeing.
The Implementation and Reflection Tool invites you and your Action Team to reflect on 28 statements about your school or early learning service, with additional reflective questions to support this process. Like the surveys, each of the statements is mapped to the Be You professional learning domains, helping you to identify areas your Action Team can focus on as it takes a whole of learning community approach to Be You.
Using the Implementation and Reflection Tool
Your learning community may choose to use either the editable PDF or the Excel workbook version of the Implementation and Reflection Tool. Both tools will provide the opportunity to consider each statement along with the reflective questions that are relevant to your learning setting, and then select which implementation phase best represents your learning community at the time. When selecting the appropriate phase for each statement consider the following definitions:
We are participating, however this is not yet an area of focus. Our learning community has made a commitment to Be You and building a mentally community, however we have not yet taken action towards this statement.
We are exploring and planning ways to enhance our knowledge, understandings and skills. This means, our learning community is investigating what will be involved to action this statement. We are exploring the Be You modules as well as looking at the resources we have and will need to support our actions.
We are embedding our knowledge, understandings and skills into our everyday practices. This means, our setting is trying, testing and reviewing different approaches to meet our goals. We are engaging with the implementation cycle to guide our actions. We are critically reflecting on the success of our actions to incorporate into future implementation cycles.
We are sustaining positive change in this area by using continuous improvement strategies that explore and embed our ongoing learning and action into practice. This means, our learning community has embedded the implementation cycle process into our planning and practice. We are experiencing successful outcomes in relation to this statement and will confidently be able to address any changes in our community that require an adjusted approach.
Understanding your Be You Implementation Profile
Creating a Be You Implementation Profile is an easy step for your school or early learning service. The Excel version of the Implementation and Reflection Tool will produce your Be You Implementation Profile (see example below). Your profile will help to understand your progress within each of the five Be You professional learning domains. It is normal for your learning community to be at a different Implementation Phases within each domain, as each learning community will have different strengths, needs and priorities.
Using this tool more than once will demonstrate how your learning community’s progress changes over time through the different plot lines on the graph. It is important to remember that building a mentally healthy community is an ongoing process. All learning communities will go through periods of change which may be reflected in your Implementation Profile. It is also expected that over time your phases will fluctuate within each domain, reflecting changes in your learning community. This is a normal part of an ongoing commitment to build or maintain a mentally healthy learning community.
To find out more have a look at the FAQs (frequently asked questions). To ask further questions, or get support to make a start, register for your next National Check-In
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